DeShawn Latiwon Tatum Killed by Rock Island Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
2961 11th St.
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Around 6:30 p.m., police in Rock Island saw a wanted person, DeShawn Tatum, who was considered armed and dangerous. As officers approached Tatum, he fled. Tatum was followed to a nearby gas station where police allege Tatum hijacked a car from a bystander. As officers tried to remove Tatum from the car, he allegedly began to drive in reverse, dragging several police officers. Police shot and killed Tatum.

Agency: Rock Island Police Department

Motive: warrant (unknown)

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: DeShawn Latiwon Tatum

Death Date: April 1, 2021

County: Rock Island

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6749

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